Jack the Ripper – The Suspects
Author: The Whitechapel Society Type: Paperback
Jack the Ripper is the ultimate whodunit. The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 remain unsolved and hundreds of theories have been suggested as to the killer’s identity. Houwever, many of the suggestions naming the infamous Ripper remain ill informed and, quite frankly, ludicrous – until now! The authors of this book are all members of The Whitechapel Society, the world’s largest organisation for the study of Jack the Ripper. Each has spent many years researching a particular suspect and the results of their latest, cutting-edge investigations are published here for the first time. Based on indisputable facts and concrete evidence, the cases put forward in this collection allow readers to decide exactly who they believe is the man behind the myth. With each chapter discussing a separate suspect in detail, this book is the ultimate guide to the most famous criminal investigation in British history.
Jack the Ripper – The Terrible Legacy
Author: The Whitechapel Society Type: Paperback
The Ripper’s legacy left many more victims in its wake than he could have ever imagined. From the Royal Family and the British Government to the London Police and the London poor, the list of ‘other’ victims that happened as a direct result of the Jack the Ripper murders goes on and on. . . The members of the Whitechapel Society have painstakingly researched original sources for many years and are only interested in providing the true facts. Each victim is looked at in detail by an expert, making this book the ultimate force in Ripper research.
1888 – London Murders in the Year of the Ripper
Author: Peter Stubley Type: Paperback
In 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few, sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten or written off. This book examines all the known murders in London in 1888 to build a picture of society. Who were the victims? How did they live, and how did they die? Why did a husband batter his wife to death after she failed to get him a cup of tea? How many died under the wheels of horse-driven cabs? Just how dangerous was London in 1888?
Greater London Murders – 33 True Stories Of Revenge, Jealousy, Greed & Lust
Author: Linda Stratman Type: Paperback
This compendium brings together thirty-three murderous tales – one from each of the capital’s boroughs – that not only shocked the City but made headline news across the country. Throughout its history the great urban sprawl of Greater London has been home to some of the most shocking murders in England, many of which have made legal history. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind these heinous crimes. They include George Chapman, who was hanged in 1903 for poisoning three women, and who is widely suspected of having been the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper; lovers Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters, executed for stabbing to death Thompson’s husband Percy in 1922; and Donald Hume, who was found not guilty of the murder of wealthy businessman Stanley Setty in 1949, but later confessed to killing him, chopping up his body and disposing of it by aeroplane. Linda Stratmann also reveals previously unpublished information that sheds a whole new light on the infamous Craig and Bentley cases. This carefully researched, well-illustrated and enthralling text will appeal to those interested in the history of Greater London’s history and true-crime fans alike.
A Grim Almanac of Jack the Ripper – 1870-1900
Author: Neil Storey Type: Paperback
A Grim Almanac of Jack the Ripper’s London 1870-1900 is a day-by-day catalogue of 365 ghastly tales from London city. Full of dreadful deeds, macabre deaths, strange occurrences and heinous homicides, this almanac explores the darker side of the capital’s past.
The Little Book of Jack the Ripper
Author: The Whitechapel Society Type: Hardback
Compiled by the Whitechapel Society and drawing on their incredible expertise, it will delight true-crime enthusiasts everywhere.
The Dracula Secrets – Jack the Ripper and the Darkest Sources of Bram Stoker
Author: Neil Storey Type: Hardback
Painting an evocative portrait of Stoker, his influences, his friends and the London he frequented in the late nineteenth century, Storey explores how Stoker created Dracula out of the climate of fear that was created by the Whitechapel murders in 1888. Indeed he asks, did Stoker know Jack the Ripper personally and hide the clues to this terrible knowledge in his book?
Having gained unprecedented access to the unique archive of one of Stoker’s most respected friends and the dedicatee of Dracula, Storey sheds new light on both Stoker and Dracula, and reveals startling new links between Stoker’s creation and the most infamous serial killer of all time.
The Man Who Would Be Jack – The Hunt for the Real Ripper
Author: David Bullock Type: Hardback
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In 1893, two years after the last Ripper murder, Detective Inspector William Race met with two journalists working for The Sun and told them that he knew the identity of Jack the Ripper. Two years earlier, Race had arrested 25-year-old Thomas Hayne Cutbush for attacking two young girls with a knife. Having worked on the Ripper case, Race noted a number of startling facts: Cutbush matched eyewitness descriptions of the Ripper; took long night-time walks, returning at dawn with mud and blood on his clothing, and once tried to cut his mother’s throat. Race’s superiors ignored Race’s suspicions, so he went to The Sun. Two journalists set about investigating Cutbush, gathering startling new evidence and compelling eyewitness testimony. When they published their results they caused a sensation, leading to the now infamous and deeply flawed Macnaghten Report. In The Man Who Would Be Jack, the author re-examines Inspector Race’s and the journalists’ findings and uncovers startling new evidence to support the idea that Cutbush was indeed Jack the Ripper. This is a fresh, exciting detective and whodunnit story that whips along at a cracking piece, culminating at the moment where the two journalists finally gain access to Broadmoor and stand face-to-face with The Man Who Would Be Jack.